Was America’s Longest War for Opium, Oil and Propping up the Stock Market?

John Potash Soldiers patrol opium fields in Afghanistan. [Source: bbc.com] On September 11, 2001—a day that will live in infamy in U.S. history—hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City and one side of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., which experienced destruction. President George W. Bush’s administration started a war in Afghanistan…

Why the World’s Eyes are on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border

Vijay Prashad Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a prerecorded message on September 23. Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the…

‘Operation Enduring Slavery’: Afghan Women Betrayed and Shunned by UN, ICC

Aninda Dey Besides USA and NATO, the United Nations and the International Criminal Court are equally responsible for leaving Afghan women in the lurch after the Taliban takeover. Fully aware of the crimes committed against them by the Taliban, these global bodies have done nothing but pass resolutions expressing concern about women and reiterating their…

Aukus Pact: An Alliance against China that Excludes Europe

Yoselina Guevara Exactly one month after the fall of Kabul and the disgraceful withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the United States has come into the world limelight with the Aukus Pact, an alliance that takes the initials of the names of the three signatory countries (Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom), with…

John Pilger: ‘The Invasion of Afghanistan Was a Fraud’

John Pilger, Jipson John, Jitheesh P. M. John Pilger is one of the world’s most acclaimed investigative journalists and documentary filmmakers. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including an Emmy and a BAFTA. He has contributed to various international publications and news services, including The Guardian, The New York Times, BBC World Service, and Al…

No End in Sight to US War Crimes in Afghanistan

Scott Scheffer Aftermath of U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 people, including 7 children, on Aug. 30. On Aug. 26, a suicide bomb was detonated at the airport in Kabul amid the chaos of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Two hundred people were killed, including 13 U.S. soldiers. Reporters paid tribute to the U.S….

‘Woke’ Imperialism, Women’s Liberation and Afghanistan

Sharon Black Afghanistan’s socialist Vice President Anahita Ratebzad, standing at right, speaks with a group of activists. Ratebzad said, “Privileges which women, by right, must have are equal education, job security, health services and free time to rear a healthy generation.” There is no greater hypocrisy than the deceitful lies of imperialist propaganda. One of…

Nicaraguan President Warns of Nuclear Holocaust and Calls for Peace and Disarmament in Wake of US Atrocities in Afghanistan

'Who condemns the United States for crimes and genocide they've committed?' President Daniel Ortega on U.S. in Afghanistan: pic.twitter.com/07hI42z0nb — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) September 3, 2021 President Daniel Ortega: "The United States has been behind the biggest acts of terrorism that have occurred" pic.twitter.com/31jA43Z9ym — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) September 3, 2021 The Taliban has a…

U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan: Is a Geopolitical Strategy Behind This?

Yoselina Guevara The Taliban celebrate the US departure The last US military plane left Kabul at 23:59 on August 30, bringing to a close a nearly 20-year invasion by the United States and its allies on Afghan soil. The Taliban immediately took control of the airport, announcing that the Islamic Emirate is now a “free…